Kit Carson (b. 1950, AZ) is an artist and jeweler, who lives and works at Cactus Camp in New River, AZ with his wife, artist Aryana B. Londir. Carson grew up on a dude ranch with supportive and energetic parents. He later attended the University of Oregon where he studied engraving, drawing, and sculpture. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, his work pays homage to the romanticism of the 1950s American West. Themes in his work include the southwest, cowboys, Art Nouveau, desert animals, dragonflies, and the Day of the Dead.